Guidance and Resources

The IASB Office of General Counsel offers numerous guidance documents to help provide clarity and understanding for a number of complicated laws and legal issues that impact local school governance. From state laws, such as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meetings Act (OMA) to election and referendum questions, and federal education policy that includes the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and student privacy concerns, IASB and the Illinois Council of School Attorneys (ICSA) provide straightforward, easy-to-use resources to assist local school boards in understanding these issues.

These documents are intended for guidance purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. Due to frequent changes to law, school boards are advised to consult with their legal counsel for legal advice.